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In 1949, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first French postage stamp, a group of British philatelists set up a pioneering  specialist  philatelic society devoted to the study of the stamps of France and the then French Empire. From small beginnings, the France and Colonies Philatelic Society now unites over 300 collectors in Britain and overseas in the many and varied delights of the stamps and postal history of la Francophonie.

The Society provides an extensive programme of meetings in several locations, holds an annual Philatelic Weekend, publishes a well regarded and authoritative Journal and series of monographs as well as several more extensive specialist philatelic books, and operates two thriving exchange packets and an Auction. It is a friendly and informal group to which non-members are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

See an outline of our meetings:
February 2017 here
September and October 2016's meetings here.

 

 

Information Board

  • Northern Group

    The next meeting of the Northern Group will be held on July 15th at the Broom Church Hall, 1 Stag Cl, Rotherham S60 3NE.
    Light refreshments will be served from 10.00am with the meeting starting at 10.30. The day will be devoted to members’ displays although everyone is welcome whether they bring only a couple of sheets or indeed none! Please contact Steve Ellis for forther details. Non-members are warmly welcomed to attend the meeting.  

  • Wessex Group

    The Wessex Group will meet at 10.30am on Saturday July 1st 2017 at the Scout Hall, Lower Street, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8HB. Alan W. will show ‘Before, during and after the Siege of Paris’.
    After lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to members’ displays.
    Non-members are warmly invited to attend this meeting.  

  • Visiting Speakers
    A Notice to Secretaries of other Philatelic Societies

    A number of our members are available to give displays based on French or French colonial material covering a wide variey of subjects. If this is of interest to you please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.so that we can discuss with you whether we have a member living in your area and if so the type of display he or she can give.

    Any of our members who do display to other societies do so on a personal basis. Thus, any arrangements made with one of our members - and this includes the question of any transport costs if applicable - are made independently of this Society.

  • London Group

    The next meeting will take place on a Saturday August 5th at 11am at the Calthorpe Arms PH, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR. The subjects will be: TB labels and Cartes de Visite. Non-members are warmly invited to attend.

Contact Information

General Secretary: D J Hogarth - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
President: S R Ellis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer: C J Hitchen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Journal Editor: M S Tyler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Auction Secretary: S R Ellis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webmaster: Jan Gane - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.